ACCORDING TO A REPORT at ISP review, a UK law firm has been given a green light to go after thousands of Internet users who have been accused of peer-to-peer filesharing.
The law firm, ACS:Law, which has a bent for such cases, has been given approval from the Royal Courts of Justice to demand the personal details of 30,000 customers from a range of unnamed UK Internet service providers. We called ACS to confirm this, and although the person who answered the phone knew what we were talking about, we have as yet not had an official response.
The report suggests that the legal hounds have been set after thirty thousand UK punters who are merely 'suspected' of having been involved in filesharing. Apparently there are some 291 films involved, and most of the suspected citizens are BT Internet subscribers.
What a week for so-called 'piracy' it has been. Just today Virgin Media announced that it's using Detica technology to look for filesharers, while earlier Lord Mandelson talked up his daft "three strikes and you're out" rule proposed in the Digital Economy Bill.
We can't wait to download the movie version of this epic battle. µ
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